Shared SSL IP
Learn what a shared SSL IP is and exactly how you can utilize one to easily set up an SSL certificate.
If you want to protect the information that visitors submit on your site, you'll need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol employed to encrypt any information exchanged between a website and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any info, they will not be able to read or use it in any way. The current level of encryption makes it literally impossible to decrypt the authentic content, and so if you have a login form of some type or you offer services and goods online and clients submit credit card information, using an SSL certificate will be an assurance that the data is protected. Normally a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your Internet site. The additional cost may matter when you run a small web shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity that doesn't make a big profit, so to save you the cash, our cloud web hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.
Shared SSL IP in Cloud Hosting
A shared IP can be employed for any SSL certificate, regardless if you buy it from our company or from some other seller and regardless of the cloud hosting service you have on our end. If you get the SSL through us, you will come across this option on the certificate order page within your hosting CP where you could also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer. If the latter is picked inside the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you via the specifically configured server shared IP, thus once you acquire and approve the SSL, there shall not be anything else to do on your end. You'll be able to save the cash that you will otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL will do the job in the same exact way, so any information that the visitors submit shall be encoded. The only difference is that if you input the shared IP address instead of your domain within an Internet browser, the site will not display.